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Accounting & Finance Business & Hospitality Business & Hospitality Management Students

Students benefiting from Barron’s in Education program gift

Courtesy of a gift from a locally based financial advisory firm, students enrolled in business majors at Pennsylvania College of Technology have access to Barron’s Digital subscriptions, as well as a variety of resources provided through an experiential learning initiative offered by the Barron’s in Education Program from Dow Jones.

Hudock Capital Group is providing a two-year gift to Penn College to be licensed for the program. Also benefiting from the program are business faculty at the college.

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Art and Graphic Design Faculty & Staff Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications

Graphic design faculty co-author visual literacy book

“Visual Literacy Workbook for Graphic Design and Fine Art Students”

A design textbook/workbook co-authored by two graphic design faculty members at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been published by Oxford University Press.

Released on Feb. 1, “Visual Literacy Workbook for Graphic Design and Fine Art Students” was written by David M. Moyer and Brian A. Flynn, assistant professors of graphic design.

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General Information Penn College at Wellsboro

LPN information session set for March 28 in Wellsboro

Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

Pennsylvania College of Technology at Wellsboro’s practical nursing program will host an information session at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be held in the nursing lab at the college’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.

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General Information

This week’s makerspace topic: frame construction

Picture framingWeekly trainings at The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College continue from 6-7 p.m. Thursday with the first in a three-part lesson on Picture Framing. Visitors can learn how to mill lumber and make basic profile gallery-style picture frames using the table router and circular saw. Regular sessions will continue through April 4 at the makerspace (Room 104 of the Carl Building Technologies Center), with the exception of Spring Break on March 14.
Next week: Picture Framing (Part 2): Mat, support and glass cutting

Health Information Technology Nursing & Health Sciences Students

Student selected as liaison to state organization

Kathleen S. Baumer

A health information management student at Pennsylvania College of Technology was selected as a student liaison by the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association.

Kathleen S. Baumer, of New Columbia, is one of three students chosen for the position. PHIMA selected the liaisons based on their skills, their commitment to a career in health information management and their written communication.

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General Information Nursing & Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Assistant Students

Occupational therapy assistant program lab enhanced

Alexis M. Conte, of Marcus Hook, a student in Penn College’s occupational therapy assistant major, demonstrates the occupational therapy assistant lab’s ADA-accessible cabinets with Nicholas R. Miller, an information assurance and cyber security student from Doylestown.

A haven for hands-on learning since it first welcomed students more than 30 years ago, the occupational therapy assistant lab at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been updated to provide an even more realistic simulation space for students.

The lab, which provides education to students pursuing associate degrees in occupational therapy assistant, was renovated for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Automotive Collision Repair & Restoration Faculty & Staff Students Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

Mustang project manager shares advice from storied career

Earl L. Mowrey Jr., of AACA's Susquehannock Region (and an adjunct faculty member at the college), introduces Cantwell.
Earl L. Mowrey Jr., of AACA’s Susquehannock Region (and an adjunct faculty member at the college), introduces Cantwell.
Against photos of striped Mustangs manufactured as Hertz rental cars, the special guest answers student questions.
Against photos of striped Mustangs manufactured as Hertz rental cars, the special guest answers student questions.
A 1966 GT350 owned by club member Robert "Fritz" Christ (right) draws a crowd in the college's transmission lab ...
A 1966 GT350 owned by club member Robert “Fritz” Christ (right) draws a crowd in the college’s transmission lab …
... where Nick W. Soracco, an automotive restoration technology major from Oakwood, Ga., snaps a digital memento.
… where Nick W. Soracco, an automotive restoration technology major from Oakwood, Ga., snaps a digital memento.
Cantwell makes himself available to fans, including this photo op with instructor Roy H. Klinger.
Cantwell makes himself available to fans, including this photo op with instructor Roy H. Klinger.

Penn College restoration and automotive students, joined by faculty and several members of the local Antique Automobile Club of America chapter, enjoyed a Friday visit from the project manager on one of history’s most iconic and beloved vehicles. Charles R. “Chuck” Cantwell Jr., who now lives in Chester County, shared an hourlong summary of his role in developing the street and racing versions of the Mustang GT350 for Carroll Shelby. Combining a substantial slideshow of historic photos with an anecdotal presentation that only an insider could deliver, Cantwell – co-author of “Shelby Mustang GT350: My Years Designing, Testing and Racing Carroll’s Legendary Mustangs” – regaled his audience with a colorful recap of Shelby American’s creation, from primitive mockup, through test-track experimentation, to cultural phenomenon. “You never know where your career will take you, I can tell you that!” said Cantwell, who went on to work for Roger Penske before eventually retiring from Lockheed Martin. “People are often asked in job interviews, ‘Where do you picture yourself five years from now?’ and the correct answer should be, ‘I don’t know.’ When I was working for the Allison aviation division of General Motors, I would never have known that, in five years, I’d be in L.A. working on a special racing program. I couldn’t have predicted that, so keep your options open and be ready for opportunities.”

Civil Engineering & Surveying Construction & Design Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Students

MTC expansion topic for Engineers Week roundtable

Panelists to discuss MTC expansion during Engineers Week roundtable.

Engineers WeekTeam members involved in expansion of the Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center at Penn College will discuss their roles and responsibilities during a roundtable discussion from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday in Room 104 of College Avenue Labs.

Hosted by the college’s Civil Engineering and Surveying Department and the School of Construction & Design Technologies, the event will connect the campus community to the civil engineers, surveyors, architects, construction managers, contractors and others whose expertise is vital to the ongoing project.

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Alumni Students

ICE-T majors on recruiters’ wish lists

Penn College students and alumni in several majors within the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies are the focus of this week’s employer information sessions.

Scheduled for visits are:

  • PSX – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Room 127 of the Electrical Technologies Center
  • Carlisle Construction Materials – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19; ETC, Room 110
  • Global Foundries – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21; ETC, Room 110

For more, including available positions and sought-after majors, check out the Career Services flyer: Information sessions

Building Construction Construction & Design Technologies Faculty & Staff Students

‘World’ welcomes Penn College concrete science students

Pennsylvania College of Technology was well-represented at the recent World of Concrete event in Las Vegas, with six students and two faculty mentors making the trip to enhance their education and network with industry professionals. Pictured during a visit to Hoover Dam are: (front row, from left) students James P. Dailey and Grant J. Straiton, both of Williamsport, and instructor Harry W. Hintz Jr.; and (back row, from left) instructor Franklin H. Reber Jr. and students Keith C. Long, of Pitman; Adam J. Korona, of Reedsville; Joseph F. DiBucci, of Glenshaw; and Jeremiah Dyer, of State College.

Six students and two faculty members from Pennsylvania College of Technology recently attended World of Concrete 2019, the only annual event for the nation’s concrete and masonry industry, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The 44th annual WOC, held Jan. 22-25, boasted over 1,500 exhibiting companies and more than 58,000 registered industry professionals congregated in a sprawling 745,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Among those making the trip were students James P. Dailey and Grant J. Straiton, of Williamsport; Joseph F. DiBucci, of Glenshaw; Jeremiah Dyer, of State College; Adam J. Korona, of Reedsville; and Keith C. Long, of Pitman.

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Dining Services Events Students

Valentine’s Day dinner is served!

Love is in the air at Dauphin Hall.
Love is in the air at Dauphin Hall.
Lining up for flank steak ...
Lining up for flank steak …
... lovingly carved and served by Dining Services' Donna M. Lyons.
… lovingly carved and served by Dining Services’ Donna M. Lyons.
Even the cappuccino machine donned festive finery for the occasion!
Even the cappuccino machine donned festive finery for the occasion!
Delectable desserts included this chocolate-and-raspberry temptation.
Delectable desserts included this chocolate-and-raspberry temptation.

Food-lovers found sweetheart deals at Dining Services’ Valentine’s Day buffet, held in advance of the holiday … and in spite of not-so-nice weather. Tuesday’s mouth-watering Capitol Eatery menu included lobster ravioli, pork persillade, roasted fresh vegetables and homemade bread.
Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

Faculty & Staff Sports Students

Psychologist aims to keep ‘Mind of the Athlete’ healthy

Coaches and counselors are among those taking part in an early-evening session in the Athletic Department's players lounge.
Coaches and counselors are among those taking part in an early-evening session in the Athletic Department’s players lounge.
Spencer engages the Klump Academic Center audience during an address that capped his visit.
Spencer engages the Klump Academic Center audience during an address that capped his visit.
Wildcat athletes interact with the speaker ...
Wildcat athletes interact with the speaker …
... whose valuable perspective included a hands-on component.
… whose valuable perspective included a hands-on component.
Spencer shares his insights on athletes' emotional well-being.
Spencer shares his insights on athletes’ emotional well-being.

Wildcat Athletics’ Student-Athlete Advisory Council this week welcomed sports psychologist Jarrod Spencer, whose latest book – “Mind of the Athlete” – fueled presentations on Wildcats’ mental health and how it impacts them in their respective sports. Spencer, an all-state wrestler at Phillipsburg (New Jersey) High School and a tailback on the Lafayette College football team, furthered his commitment to improving athletes’ emotional health through a series of Monday discussions with team captains, coaches and athletes. “Dr. Spencer’s message conveyed that, with a clearer mind, the chance for overall success is much greater,” said Devon M. Sanders, of Bloomsburg, a Penn College pitcher who majors in business administration: sport and event management concentration. “This is really beneficial to student-athletes both on and off the field.” The speaker serves professional, Olympic, college and high school teams across the country, and is the sports psychologist for the Philadelphia Flyers. “Dr. Spencer expressed an eye-opening message about the importance of acknowledging when you need help and how that help can be acquired,” added Taylor C. Gonzalez, of Lititz, a soccer goalkeeper and nursing student. “It’s OK not to be OK.”
Photos by J.J. Boettcher, student photographer

Events Students

New ‘Penn College Star’ rises from stageful of talent

The new reigning champion celebrates with her cash winnings.

Tiana M. Rawls-White, a culinary arts technology major from Northumberland, captured the 2019 “Penn College Star” title with a prize-winning vocal performance among seven accomplished challengers. Singer Amber L. Way, of Port Matilda, enrolled in applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration, placed second; and mechatronics engineering technology student Kyle B. Linscott, a Williamsporter who sang and played guitar to original music, was the third-place finisher. Jarred J. Jones, whose talent was BMX tricks, was chosen as “Fan Favorite.” Four other musicians performed: singers Skyla E. Feerrar, Danielle M. Fidler and Kai K. Marshall, and Perry R. Leslie Wheat, who played original music on bass guitar. Students Cole A. Gehman and Trevor J. Route shared master-of-ceremonies duties at the sixth annual talent show, held this past week in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium under the sponsorship of the Wildcat Events Board.

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Events Faculty & Staff Students

‘Dream Week’ stirs community to social change

Penn College students and employees were among the 250-or-so people who gathered for the More Than a Meal food-packing event.

Penn College recently partnered with the Beloved Community Council, Lycoming College and STEP AmeriCorps during “Dream Week,” leveraging the power of volunteers to help tackle local challenges and advance the Martin Luther King’s vision of equal opportunity. The planning committee this week held its wrap-up meeting and provided additional photos of the various events that honor Rev. Dr. King’s mid-January birthday and facilitate community collaboration on the eve of February’s Black History Month observance. Among those activities were a downtown Peace Walk and memorial tribute to community leader Richard C. James, a joint service project on behalf of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, and engaging conversations on race, culture and politics.

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